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RAF A400 Birdstrike Spain

Old 26th Jun 2020, 10:18
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Originally Posted by N707ZS View Post
Strange angle of entry or was there a duct somewhere to catch the bird, must have been a big one.
Given the dimple ahead of the main hole, it looks as though this wasn't the first point of impact. Maybe it rolled along the fuselage and thought "OK, here will do"?

Has the PPRuNe accident investigation board been convened to collate the FlightRadar data, ATC comms, structural plans of the Atlas, recipe options for the carcass etc etc?
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 10:22
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The bird was on the right. Shouldn’t they have given way to it?
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 10:28
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They did remember to de-frost it first, right?
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 10:31
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Are they A400s fitted with a galley? 'Lunch just got delivered sir'
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 10:42
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"Just a scratch" as John Cleese said many years ago.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 10:50
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Originally Posted by Green Flash View Post
It was a deliberate attack, the aircraft was being Stork'd ....
I bet the engineers were not choughed.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 11:49
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Originally Posted by dead_pan View Post
Given the dimple ahead of the main hole, it looks as though this wasn't the first point of impact. Maybe it rolled along the fuselage and thought "OK, here will do"?
It seems odd to me for it to roll along like that and still be hitting the fuselage with much force. Presumably the normal airflow over the static ports is parallel to the skin.

On the other hand, the dimples forward of the hole look (at least to my uneducated eye) like they reflect closely spaced frames behind the skin. But no structure is visible through the hole itself. Maybe that has something to do with it.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 12:21
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Took a Marabou Stork to do that sort of damage, similar area, to a BAC1-11 over Kenya circa 1975, don't build them like that anymore.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 12:25
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C'mon Ppruners, no Metars yet?
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 12:39
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From Beverley days - who was overtaking who? Or was the bird so surprised at overtaking it turned round for another look!
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 13:34
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Alors, fetchez le poulet!
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 13:52
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How's the bird. ?
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 13:54
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It was after the co-pilots lunch boxes......
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 13:55
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
It must have been static when it entered
That was actually fun as hell
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 15:03
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That's good the second world war bombers were not made of plastic ! )))))
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 18:58
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I heard the ECM exploded when they fired off the Chiff Chaff.
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 05:16
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There was another one a month or so ago, also in Spain.. seems there are lots of large birds there, some with turboprops.
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 23:26
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Originally Posted by StopStart View Post
No protrusions there, just static vents. Guess the impact just punctured the skin and then peeled it back....
You can see where it deforms the skin as it travels backwards, with obvious deflections around the frames. It might have just left a big gouge, but when it hit the static pressure assembly, it ripped that and the associated skin out. There was a lot more more simple skin to hit than electronic or air data gubbins, so that chicken was not having a good day.
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